Alice T. Lynch
1930 - 2020
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Alice T. Lynch (Shea) 89, of Bedford, MA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2020. Alice was one of eleven children born in Malden, MA to Daniel and Agnes Shea (Sullivan). She was raised in Malden and attended the Cheverus Catholic School for 12 years, graduating in the Class of 1948. Following high school, she was employed at the H.P. Hood Co. for 7 years. In 1950 Alice met George Lynch and they were married at Sacred Heart Church in Malden on October 8, 1955. They lived briefly in Arlington and Acton before making Bedford their home 61 years ago. She was a member of the Parish of St. Michael for all of those 61 years and for many years she was a daily communicant. She loved the parish and volunteered preparing food for the Pine Street Inn. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her husband and family in Bedford and at their winter home, first in Naples, FL and later in Sunset Beach, NC, reading, relaxing, enjoying Irish music and watching beautiful sunsets on the beach. She also loved to cook and bake, creating dinners and desserts for countless holidays, birthday parties, first communions, graduations and other celebrations. She took immense pleasure in watching her family grow and doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A highlight of her life was traveling to Ireland and visiting the childhood homes of her parents and in-laws in County Cork and Donegal. She was extremely proud of her Irish heritage and her parents immigrant story. Alice is survived by her husband and 5 children, George Jr. of Medfield, William and his wife Eileen of Watertown, CT, Kathleen and her husband John Barry Jr. of Billerica, Thomas of Pepperell, and Daniel and his wife Kathleen of St. Augustine, FL. She was predeceased by her daughter Maureen. Mrs. Lynch is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Cook and her husband Janos, Robert, Kevin and his wife Erin, Kristin, Timothy, Emily, Sarah, John J. Barry III, Thomas Jr, Sean and Matthew. And she is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, Savannah, Charlotte, Harper, Chase and John Cook and Patrick Lynch. Mrs. Lynch is predeceased by 10 siblings, Mary Christine, Catherine, Joseph and Daniel Shea, Agnes Curley, Leo and Paul Shea, Helen Gavin, Ann Reale and Mary Gavin. In addition, she loved her large extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. Funeral services will be from the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Road, Bedford, on Saturday, March 14 th , 2020, at 9:00AM followed by a funeral Mass at the Parish of St. Michael, 90 Concord Road, Bedford, MA at 10:00AM. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be on Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Boston Catholic Television, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or at

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March 17, 2020
My condolences to Alice's family. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family during this difficult time.
March 14, 2020
Alice was a wonderfully warm person, and one thing I always observed when I would visit my sister, Eileen Lynch, was how she absolutely radiated love for her family. She also expressed great interest in how me and my family were doing. She clearly had an ability to make people feel so very special. We were all better for having known you, Alice. Rest in peace.
David Kraus
March 13, 2020
My Aunt Alice was.... A for Amazing, L for lovable, I for IRISH, C for Caring, and E for Extraordinary. She was what every woman today should strive to be! My heart aches for your family here but my heart is happy that the heavenly Shea family is now complete! All my love, always your niece Karen.
Karen Nuttall
March 10, 2020
What a family legacy to follow! A life of devotion to faith and family and all things worthwhile. God Bless you Aunt Alice!
Charles E. Lynch Jr
March 10, 2020
Uncle George and Faaaamily, thinking of you all, and keeping you in my prayers through this difficult time. Love Jeffrey Lynch
Jeffrey Lynch
March 10, 2020
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James DeCesare
March 9, 2020
Dear George,Kathy, Jack, Jackie, George, Billy, Danny Tommy and family,

Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time. ❤ Love Audrey & Don Martin
March 9, 2020
What an incredible, loving, thoughtful and mostly one of the most enjoyable people to know and be around. The smile on your face was certainly contagious and you always meant it. I will carry such wonderful and beautiful memories of you forever in my heart. Thank you for all you did for me and my family and the boys and I will miss you dearly, thank you for always making me feel like one of your own and for making me laugh. You were like the mother I never had. You will be greatly missed. Until we meet again Mom xxoo
March 9, 2020
Alice I really enjoyed seeing you in church and meeting you I enjoyed sending you cards and receiving cards from you to me you were a beautiful thoughtful and caring lady Your one special daughter who I am happy to call her my friend she always talked about you and I know she loved you and your sons deeply loved you as for your husband is one special man to find you and made a beautiful family with beautiful memories May you Rest in Peace in Paradise you will be always in my heart
Debbie O'Neill
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